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enough for snow. we do have on radar light snow falling in frederick county and washington county, up along the pennsylvania border, along carroll county. that will be twisting into howard and loudoun counties in the 234ek9 half hour. could be a brief dusting here. a few slick spots may quickly pop up and maybe just a dusting. temperatures are in the 20s. windchills in the teens to near 20 degrees with winds gusting near 20 to 25 miles an hour. >>> the snow coming from the north is a weak disturbance in the atmosphere, enough to kick up snowshowers from mid to late morning, otherwise maybe a few flurries. blustery winds, in the clear and upper 30s. sun tomorrow morning and clouding up. a little more potent storm coming in on thursday night into from the morning. could get a couple inches of that, cold into the weekend. how is the traffic? >> we're doing okay so far this morning. 95, 395, 66, the toll road, all very quiet as we g get underway with no early major issues reported into us. we have a problem in prince william county, prince william parkway between moore drive and liberia r
that, while he may live in washington, he's not of washington. >> it's always nice to get out of washington -- it is. and spend a little time with the people who sent me to washington. chris: washington bashing is a time-honored tradition, even among incumbent presidents. here's the master, ronald reagan, campaigning for re-election inive in 1984. >> coming back here from washington, d.c. is a little bit like landing in the real world after an extended visit to the twilight zone. chris: in 2000, george w. bush ran as a washington outsider, despite spending much of his young adult life in washington. w chose his tasex side. care for our people. one thing about insurance -- that's a washington term. chris: anyway, the queen of outsiders has to be sarah palin. here she was at a north carolina fund raiser in 2008. >> we believe that the best of america is not all in washington, d.c. we believe -- we believe that the best of america is in the small towns that we get to visit and in these wonderful little pockets of what i call the real america, being here with all of you hard worki
chester. current windchills are in the single digits. only 7 for our windchill in the washington area. 10 for the windchill in annapolis. it's going to be a sunny, breezy, and cold day today. high temperatures will climb barely up into the low, maybe even mid-30s. the winds will easy up late this afternoon and this evening, setting the stage for our last really cold night for a while coming up tonight into tomorrow morning. and there's a warming trend ahead, kimberly, we'll give you that in the seven-day. >> looking forward to that. thank you, chuck. >> we're following breaking news from prince george's county right now. early this morning, a freight train hit a car in beltsville, maryland. the accident happened at baltimore avenue and ritzway. that's where news 4's derrick ward is live with the latest. derrick, any injuries here? >> reporter: we understand there was one injury to the driver of the vehicle. we're looking at this csx train now. a southbound csx train on these tracks that run parallel to route 1 here in beltsville. we understand this accident happened just after 6:00 a.m. a
morning. it is january # 1st. off in the distance, the washington monument. things looking pretty good right now. we've got some changes headed our way. more on that in just a second. i'm gurvir dhindsa. >> i'm steve chenevey. thank you for being with us this thursday morning. tucker barnes is with us all morning as wells with as we get set for changes. nothing going to affect us during the day. >> no proems today. evening commute should be just fine. it is the nighttime hours tonight, particularly overnight into the morning commute tomorrow morning that we have the potential for some problems here in washington. worst of it will be north and west steeft where we'll have the icy snow, sleet, freezing rain mixture. three there could be some accumulations particularly north and west of the city. we could have our share of problems too here in washington. this won't be a major, major storm for washington, d.c. itself. here is your hd radar. this is your storminess off to the south and west. you can see the flashing so plenty of energy with this system. bottom line, looks like the rain arr
. they'll play the next two in washington. last year, chicago won three out of four but if there is one wizards you can count on placed on his play recently, that's antawn jamison, the subject of our -- >> he's not your proet toep power forward -- -- prototype power forward. he's the team's leader and co- captain. antawn jamison's been a model of consistency both to on and off the court. he's led the teaming in scoring over the last two sense. over the last ten games, he's taken the level of play higher. his shooting around right around 50% both from the field and 3-point range. he's had to log more minutes because of injuries and play lack of play from other. he's been even more productive, his work before the orlando game, about being role models and making the city proud were inspirational and needed to be said. he spoke from the heart. and followed it up with one of those antawn performances, 28 points, 11 rebounds in a wizard victory. look all you fans following "the wiz" ardz, it's not fun seeing the team struggle and lose but it's a pleasure to watch jamison play the game, especi
. >>> let's take a look at ronald reagan washington national airport where you can see the snow falling out there. it is looking worse than it is now. basically an inch or maybe a little bit more in some of the outlying areas. around town not too bad. most of the roads seem to be pretty good. >>> good morning, everyone, welcome to this early edition of "news4 today," i'm eun yang. >>> good morning, i'm joe krebs. we have a couple of delays to pass to you. montgomery county schools are operating on a two hour delay. grant county in west virginia. those schools are operating on a two hour delay. the excel academy public charter school in d.c. also a two hour delay and the central records complex is operating on unscheduled leave. fairfax county schools are also operating on a two hour delay. we expect more delays and we don't have any cancelations so far but if we get them we'll post them at the bottom of the screen and tell you about them. let's take another look outside. >>> ronald reagan washington national airport, you can see the snow flurries out there. i expect to see more snow on the
reagan washington national airport where the skies, i believe, are kind of cloudy out there and we'll find out about our complete forecast now from meteorologist tom kierein. >> a few flurries? >> me too. some people. we have, actually have had a few snow owers. we see the area of gray, that's some very light snow that may be briefly touching the ground, and that is continuing to move to the south and east out of the northwest. so, yes, in prince george's county, parts of anne arundel and montgomery and howard as well as southern fairfax they may be getting just a few flurries there and as we take a look at the temperatures now, 28 in washington, so it's well below freezing and whatever snow is reaching the grounds and sticking there may be a few slick spots. the within have diminished quite a bit since yesterday but still enough wind to give us wind chills in the teens. high today briefly touching mid-30s. chance of a few flurries this morning and again this evening and blustery winds and partly sunny on wednesday. a tad warmer tomorrow. partly sunny on thursday. looks like still
'll check up and down the east coast. "good morning washington" begins right now. captioned by the national captioning institute --www.ncicap.org-- >> live and in hd, this is "good morning washington," on your side. >>> good morning, washington. 6:00 on this wednesday. i'm doug mcelway. >> and i'm alison starling. good morning, everybody. thank you for joining us. garrett county public schools are opening two hours late. >> your traffic and weather together every 10 minutes. we will start with brian van de graaff. it is an unbelievable cold spell across the country. even cities on the other side of the globe. beijing, london. >> it is very cold across much of the world. it is cold. you want to bundle of. i am running back in to get my gloves. -- you want to bundle up. we have some light snow shower activity off to our west. winchester over towards the beaumont area. and some flurries around the metro area. temperatures around the 20's. florey's this afternoon. highs will only climb into the 30's. -- flurries this afternoon. >> we have a water main break between branch avenue and brandywine
for a while did not have washington representation. i found that amazing because bill gates was an intern on capitol hill for a while. he should have known better that you can't have a business model without having some relationship with the government with such a large corporation. he's been in this position since 2003. prior to that, he was a deputy assistant to the president for cabinet affairs and that's described in the biography that's handed out to you. and before that, he worked -- for 12 years at wexler & walker and for a while it was ann wexler's firm while there he was and you know about wexler walker because we had joe molina talking about coalition-building. it's widely respected. he searched in the george h.w. bush's re-election campaign. he's been in the white house in other positions. and he has a publication that i've uploaded to blackboard for you. i recommend it for you on government relations. some of -- how many of you have read it. oh, good, so most of you have read it. [laughter] >> they are on top of this. they are very busy. we're going nine days on this. he's a g
to go to washington to to address these issues. i hope as a nation and a commonwealth we can do better in the future. you know as your attorney general i will continue to fight and address them here with everybody in massachusetts who cares about these issues. thank you. so for me and for you tonight this campaign comes to an end but there is plent yes of work to do here in massachusetts and as we continue to organize for america. and so, we will always remember our terrific senator ted kennedy and his words, the work begins anew. the hope rises again, and the dream lives on! thank you. >> greta: that is martha folkly. we're waiting for scott brown to speak. right now sara palin joins us by phone to the author of the megabestseller "going rogue" and a fox news political contributor. nice to hear from you. as you listened to the concession stand of the attorney general here in massachusetts what do you think? >> this is huge. you just witnessed a wicked political pivot across the country. i think this can't be overstated. not just brown but look at the recent developments in new jersey,
flooding over the next several hours. weave had only about a quarter ch here in washington. just to our west we've had about 1/2 inch. shenandoah valley has had from an inch to over three inches. around two inches just to the east of the blue ridge. just had a gust at dulles airport at 44 miles an hour, those winds bringing down a few tree limbs causing power outages this morning. the temperature now 60 degrees in washington on january 25th. it's not going to last long. we'll be near 40 by midnight. the 30s tomorrow morning. this rain should taper off and end around midday today with the winds remaining rather gusty into the afternoon. a bit blus sterry again tomorrow. partly cloudy on it is with highs in the mid to upper 40s. a bit colder on wednesday and thursday. morning lows in the upper 20s with afternoon highs in the low to mid 40s. looks like a chance of snow on friday. we'll take a look at that. that will be coming up in just a few minutes. right now watch out for the ponding of water especially around construction areas. many small creeks and streams are running high. they may
. he just got off a light rail train in mount washington, walking near smith avenue. and now other riders are demanding action. >> the problem, i think, centers on the fact that uh, you haven't got enough, uh, people in authority standing out here. >> sky eye chopper 13 was over the scene just moments after the attack. two juveniles jumped the man, robbed him and ran across the kelly street bridge. >> in this day and age, you have to really look out and protect yourself and protect other americans around you. >> it's just a shame that someone can be hurt while they're just trying to go either to work or to come home. >> reporter: because the crime didn't actually take place on an mta train or at an mta stop, mta police isn't considering it one of their crimes. other riders say that's no excuse and they need to do more. >> i think sometimes we uh, there are simple things that can be done. and there aren't that many light rail stops that can't be manned by someone. >> reporter: now the man attacked was last reported in good condition at that area hospital and police say they hope sec
way and that they are angry and fed up with washington and they can decide elections. we saw it in virginia and new jersey. >> we did. we absolutely did. we're going to get you to hang on, norah. joining norah on the victory, nbc news chief mark whit can kerr with us and nbc's mike viqueira. we'll pick up on what norah said. it's like any relationship whether you're married or dating, you'd better not take the person for granted and that's what we're seeing here. don't take me for granted no matter who you are. i think this is all about independents. barack obama won in 2008 because he attracted independents who were fed up with the republicans after the bush administration and what we've seen now first in virginia and new jersey and now massachusetts independents who are frustrated with what's happening in washington, who frankly don't like either party, are going to vote their anger by voting against incumbents. the real question, a lot of soul-searching on the democratic side but i think there also has to be on the republican side where there is still a lot of tension betw
from the washington redskins. mike shanahan will become the team's next head coach. we were there when mike shanahan to ride for dinner. tim has been falling ever development and he has a reaction to the dinner tonight. >> mike shanahan is the new head coach to the washington redskins. they reached a deal this afternoon. as i reported, it is a five-year deal worth $7 million per season. they will officially introducing tomorrow at the park at 2:00 p.m.. we caught up with the dan schneider carter party in tysons corner tonight. dan schneider along with bruce allen. they refused to stop and talk with us. they raised the blinds and let us all take a look at the menu. under the terms of the deal, mike shanahan will work closely with bruce allen. but it is mike shanahan who will have the ultimate authority on football decisions. >> it is great to be here. we will talk about it more tomorrow. thank you for being here. >> it is a five-year deal and it includes his son kyle is the offensive coordinator. the $7 million per year will make him the second highest- paid coach in america. it will sa
obama's speech tonight on wjz 13. >>> wjz is live in mount washington village now. mike hellgren has developing information. >> reporter: vic, he was thrown to the ground. his wallet was stolen, just to give you a little perspective. that's the light rail station right there. many customers use the actual pathway right there. where you can see it tracks over to the whole foods and starbucks in that shopping center. the victim said he didn't even know what hit him. >> reporter: on this passway, in broad daylight, and just feet from the mount washington light rail, two people attacked a man. that victim who asked that wjz not use his name, spoke exclusively to us recalling the frightening ordeal. >> didn't hear anything or see anything. next thing i knew, i was on the ground. two people had thrown me to the ground, one of them was basically punching me and the other was going through my pockets to get to my wallet. >> reporter: he lives and works in mount washington and has been active in the community for years. >> i kind of struggled up, yelling after them, help. and i stumbled up th
>> greta: tonight, mr. brown goes to washington! >> i think it is premature to talk about that appreciate your support. senator mccain as you now know was one of the first to actually look me in the eye in this office and say it is a long shot but i'm with you, if you feel you can win it. >> safe to say on behalf of the republican conference we are really happy to have him here. >> i have a lot to learn and i'm thankful that people on both sides of the aisle have made my initial visit here certainly very pleasant. >> you feel that you are being cored by democrats? >> listen, i've always had great respect for senator kerry, always. we have worked together on other issues. i know we are going to work together on issues in the future. >> we have an article in here today because you elected my job is going to be easier. i hope that is the case. >> i appreciate the across the aisle gesture and i'm hopeful we can work to solve the problems of our great country. >> good to see you. >> i voted for health care bill in massachusetts and it was a great bipartisan effort. so it is cle
which do not include downtown washington nor fa fairfax county that are under a wenter weather advisory. those are the areas that i think will be getting a couple of inches of snow. it's a really fast mover. there are the areas that will be getting the snow. out in the mountains of virginia. again, around the lakes. here we are in washington. this is the first area of snow. there's the back edge of it, too. it's a little area of low pressure that will move right to our north. probably bring in a little bit of dry air. so it will be really sort of moisture starved, if you will. a bit of light snow or snow flurries. you folks in the southern spots down to fredericks burg may not see anything at all. it's in here around midnight and then out of here by dawn tomorrow. it's a moisture-starved storm. nonetheless, there will be some areas with a bit of slipperiness. some areas, maybe a dusting to an inch or two. and around the washington area, southern suburbs, i think i'll emphasize the dusting. back to you. >> all right. thank you, bob. >>> late this afternoon, president obama announced that
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against the clock, sitting survivors still trapped. last night, a washington, d.c. man was rescued underneath a collapsed building. >> on either side of us were these huge pillars. there was no way. we were all in that same spot. >> the state department says 207 american citizens have been evacuated from haiti. survivors are not getting the help they need and frustration is growing. rescue efforts are stalled because the airport is overwhelmed. there's not enough room for airplanes to land. airplanes have had to circle the air for released an hour. the airports have taken charge of the airport traffic control, and navy vessels of turn into staging grounds. >> we have conducted relief operations during the day. we bring the forces back to the ship at night. >> there's no fresh water. food is scarce. medical supplies are running low. they say time is running out. >> they will have 72 hours or so to take care of the life- threatening injuries. people are dying every minute. >> they're running out of room to take and in thousands of bodies on streets and outside of collapsed hospitals.
, nbc news, washington. >>> word came from the pentagon tonight that defense secretary robert gates will stay on for at least another year. the commitment is open-ended. gates is the lone holdover from the bush administration. >>> security video of the concern at newark airport this past weekend shows it was caused by an officer who left his post. then a man who wanted to give a woman one last good-bye kiss. the video shows the man seen in a tan coat slipped under a rope meant to keep unscreened people out of secured areas. he did that after the officer walked away. the man meets a woman in a white jacket and they walk away hand in hand. that incident shut down the airport for hours, and it delayed thousands of passengers. >>> the washington wizards appear to be distancing themselves from gilbert arenas as the scandal unfolds. arenas himself seems to finally be staying out of the public spotlight. craig melvin is the at verizon center with the latest. >> reporter: doreen, the symbolism here the at verizon today, bold and unmistakable. the organization distancing itself from its supe
heard from two former u.s. president to help the people of haiti. today, "the washington post" about this and ask the question, for how long? this is sunday, january 17 and would begin with the u.s. efforts in haiti. we heard from secretary of state hillary clinton who was there yesterday. u.s. troops tried to prevent chaos in haiti's capital city. lutie louis coates flares were order breaks down. this question -- will there be a long-term u.s. commitment? the numbers are on your screen. the president will commemorate the birth of martin luther king and will campaign today for martha coakley for the senate seat given up by the death of ted kennedy. we'll talk about that later in the air but first, this piece this morning from "the washington post." clinton believes that the country can come back stronger in the future. bearing so, bottled water and other supplies, secretary clinton flew into the battered capital and told the haitian people that the u.s. will be here today, tomorrow, and in times ahead as the u.s. struggles to organize a relief effort for a barely functioning haitian
american city. all that plus the fox all-stars, right here, right now. welcome to washington. i'm bret baier. this is a fox news alert. the drama is building aheald of what was once considered a relatively undramatic special election to fill the open senate seat that late saturdsenator ted kennedy filled for decades. a rasmussen report released an hour ago shows scott brown closing the gap over democrat martha coakley. it was nine points a week ago. brown leans in the democratic leaning public policy poll taken last week, while coakley was up 15 in a recent boston globe survey. correspondent molly l moll moll reports. >> reporter: a once unthinkable political scenario is developing in massachusetts. once considered a virtual lock for the democrat, relatively unknown republican is mounting a serious challenge within striking distance of victory. >> wants to go back to the bush-cheney policy providing for the -- >> you can run against bush-cheney but i'm scott brown. i drive a truck. >> reporter: the candidates squared off in a contentious final debate last night. republican scott brown
are a bit milder than they were this same time yesterday morning. mid-30s in washington and low 30s in prince george's county. montgomery, arlington and fairfax counties right near 30 degrees. and it's right near the freezing mark around the region. we do have a cloud cover, slight chance of a sprinkle or a flurry late this morning. it will drop back into the 30s by sunset and then the teens by dawn tomorrow. this accompanied by gusty winds this afternoon and overnight tonight, gusting to 30 miles per hour. much colder friday, increasing clouds with highs near freezing. saturday perhaps light snow around the metro area but very light amounts. heavier amounts central and southern virginia. remaining cold into sunday. how is the traffic? >> doing pretty well along the i-270 spur. right side of your screen, northbound. no early hangups to report. elsewhere the trip to the wilson bridge looking good both inner loop and outer loop no worries out at the bay bridge. 95 southbound south kings dominion word of an accident involving a truck. eastbound 66 we're okay. no worries either way righ
-- for this morning's " washington journal." back tomorrow morning at 7:00 a.m. eastern. enjoy the rest of this martin luther king holiday. . [captioning performed by national captioning institute] [captions copyright national cable satellite corp. 2010] . >> president barack obama talks about dr. king and his legacy and an update on the martin luther king memorial. we'll also look to the establishment of mlk day. coming up later today, live coverage of new virginia governor bob mcdonnell in his first state of the commonwealth address. we will begin at 7:00 p.m. eastern here on c-span. ).zÑtonight, larry cohen, the hd of the communications workers of america and what the federal government's role should be an expanding communication in the communication that is on c-span 2. now president barack obama on the legacy of martin luther king jr. he commemorated the birthday of the late civil rights leader yesterday. president barack obama spoke at the historic thurmont avenue baptist church in the nation's capital where dr. king once preached. his remarks are about half an hour. [applause] >> good morning.
pulls it off in the next few hours everything changes in washington and massachusetts will already have changed. >> sean: by the way, we have about 60% of the vote in now. it is 53-46 brown over coakley. stu rothberg says losing kennedy's seat would be like a 1929 stock market crash for democrats. steny hoyer says the disaster in massachusetts would show how angry voters are at republicans. now joining us at brown's campaign headquarters we have former massachusetts governor mitt romney standing by. good to see you, thank you for being with us. >> hey sean, this is a big night we are pretty excited in this room. >> sean: you know massachusetts politics. certainly too early to tell but we are getting close. if we have 60% of the vote in and it is 53-46, it is certainly looking good for scott brown. certainly confirming the polls we've seen in the last number of days. your thoughts? >> i think scott is going to win tonight. i think you are right polls indicated he has overcome a 30 point deficit by sticking to the issues he has not run a negative campaign solid campaigner with a terrific
coach. dan hellie is here with the latest details. >>> probably the worst-kept secret in washington, d.c. shanahan is the 11th skins' coach since dan snyder bought the team in1999. he gets a five-year contract worth $35 million. redskins scheduled a press conference to introduce shanahan tomorrow afternoon at 2:00. tonight shanahan took part in a celebratory dinner with his new boss. lyndsay czarniak was there with a chance to catch up with the new head coach. >> yes. mike shanahan right now is back at dan snyder's home where he is going to be staying for the second night in a row. they did have that celebratory dinner. they didt here at the palm restaurant at tysons corner. they went back to snyder's home where shanahan signed the contract just before arriving here at 7:20. this is a look inside the private dining room at the palm restaurant in tysons, where mike shanahan, his wife peggy, dan snyder, his wife, general manager and team advisors were in this corner room, toasting with champagne, laughing and celebrating. they left to head back to dan snyder's house in potomac. mike shan
outside. beautiful picture of the washington skyline. washington monument all lit up. 32 degrees out there. we've got changes headed our way. >> oh, yeah. and the mention of snow as well, tom. >> that's right. for tend of the week. it does appear we could have some by friday night. between now and then we'll stay dry. right now temperatures are at or below freezing throughout most of the regi. near freezing in washington and if bay. prince george's county near 30. also near 30 in arlington, fairfax and montgomery counties. cold in the mountain, down into the low 20s there. just near freezing on the eastern shore. over the last six hours t bright, nearly full moon just setting in the western sky. a few clouds over the shenandoah valley and the mountains of west virginia and western maryland. for t rest of the day, we veal a mostly sunny day right around washington. points west might have a few clouds. then tonight down into the 20s again. a southwest early breeze may get us in the -- bringing in much colder weather. by friday morning just near 20 degrees. increasing clouds on friday after a
ahead. >>> and good evening. it was a fasten your seat belt day in washington today. politicians scrambling. a president regrouping. as you'll hear in his exclusive interview with george stephanopoulos of abc. and all because a man with a truck up in massachusetts rode a rocket of anger to senate victory last night. so, let's get right to it, starting with jake tapper in washington, and the wild day for democrats and republicans all around him. jake? >> reporter: good evening, diane. well, senator-elect brown's us victory has the white house and congressional democrats concerned about losing independent voters this november, two years after those same voters swept president obama and congressional democrats into office. the winds of political change swept through massachusetts last night. and sensing that it might be a wind atheir backs this november, republicans in washington praised what they saw. >> the american people through the people of massachusetts said to washington, d.c., enough is enough. >> reporter: republicans are crowing. >> this is a stunning and for democrats, a
to "morning joe," live from washington. quite a weekend. and quite -- quite a show today. we have on set with us pat buchanan and jonathan capehart, and new york, very interesting. i always have this guy on, because he has a negro dialect, and it serves him well. >> joe, joe! >> for the most part, he is a light- skinned engine ened germ find that light-skinned germans can hold down television shows better. viewers, we speak of tv's own willie geist. >> depending on my audience, i can go like full honky or dial it down a little bit. i can go either way, either way. >> seriously, willie. i don't know if harry reid was channeling the 1970s movie "mandingo." i don't know if he was a member of a southern country club in the1950s, but this guy lives on a planet far different -- seriously, negro dialect? >> to put it delicately, he comes from a different time. >> i think that's the issue. >> he's majority leader of the united states senate. >> i know, i know. guess what? our government is made up of people from all races and sexes. >> and people should evolve in their thinking and their termino
are live in washington, d.c. with a preview of what the president will say tonight. good evening, kai. >> reporter: good afternoon, mary. if this speech is about anything here tonight in washington, d.c., it is about the future of the nation. right now, the president is taking a great deal of heat and criticism for the economy, as well as jobs and other issues like healthcare and others to a lesser degree. tonight, we have a preview of that speech and what the president is expected to say. >> president obama will stand before a divided congress and an unhappy nation tonight to deliver his state of the union address. he is going to of to try to convince them that he's fixing the economy. and he'll announce new tax cuts and credits for businesses. >> let's create an environment to get people who are looking for work in this country back to work. >> reporter: the president will announce a salary freeze. and they will announce cutbacks in spending. it's a move aimed at slashing billions from the deficit. but republicans say it's not enough. >> it's 17% of the budget. and it's not the real
know it's not true. >> joining us from washington is cnn political editor mark preston. mark, we saw the president go to that republican retreat and we saw the sparring. what i want to know is was there anyone that gained politically because of this? >> you know, a very good question, because i was talking to a democratic lobbyist very early this morning, and he raised that same question. he said, look, president obama went there, he seemed to do very well because he was willing to engage republicans on their turf. republicans probably did okay because they were willing to here president obama out. the question is did congressional democrats do well, because if president obama, you know, goes to one of these events and he's critical of congressional democrats, which he was there, as well as congressional republicans, for the bitterness that is -- that we're seeing on capitol hill, are they going to lose out. so, you know, it's something we'll see play out over the next few months. but, you know, look, they were very civil, they didn't agree on the issues, and i don't really expect th
journal" poll shows 70% think washington isn't doing enough to regulate wall street. no surprise. they have done nothing since the collapse to claw back money, tax future profits let alone close the loopholes that got us into the mess. meanwhile, an overwhelming 84% think lobbyist have too much influence on capitol hill and in the white house. think of the back room deal obama made with pharma. americans are saying loud and clear the government does not work for us anymore. but do not forget this is america. where anything is, indeed, possible. a country that once had slaves, where women couldn't vote and children worked 16--hour-days. all of that was changed by the people of this country and we can change the way our government is run today by simply invoking our freedoms. our freedom to vote. our freedom to speak. and our freedom to put our money wherever we so choose. barack obama didn't fill mile high stadium nor did he fill grant park on election night or the national mall on inauguration day. americans did. those voters elected barack obama on the promise of change. tonight
and wind. and in a snowy washington, d.c., president obama met with former president george h.w. bush. apparently it was just for a social meeting. -- captions by vitac -- www.vitac.com >>> let's talk again about toyota, one of the biggest automakers in this country. as more recalls are recalled with potentially sticky accelerators, we heard from the japanese automaker president issue an apology saying our vehicles are indeed safe. what do you do if you own a toyota, and how do you get some assurance now that safety is still first for toyota? we've got with us from detroit executive director of "auto week" magazine and autoweek.com. i want to reiterate what the associated press is reporting, that the u.s. government approved a part by toyota to keep the gas pedal from sticking. don't know if that part is from japan or in the u.s. apparently it will be made available across this country come thursday. how does this strike you? >> it strikes me as odd because i don't know they figured out what the problem is exactly. is this going to fix -- is this the shim? is this because of the conde
-- of the federal government or current administration in washington. governor perry and medina in splar have said they understand why some texans may be interested in su seeding from the united states. we want to know how far would you go to break ties in washington. name one federal program you really like and tell us whether you would push to end or -- any specific program or loss, governor perry? >> the program i love the most that the federal government is involved with is our united states military forces. there is not anything i would do except make sure we take care of those veterans when they come back from spending time looking after our freedom, but that's the greatest program the united states government has. i always say there's three things the government ought to do well, deliver our mail, stand military and defend our borders. i guess one out of three ain't bad. >> well, governor, you've also been critical. and there's a word going around the campaign circle, nullification. tell us, would you opt to nullify or end any specific program or federal program we are now involved with her
lawmakers to task for changing the tone in washington. >> the way these issues are being presented, by the republicans, is that this is some wild-eyed plot to impose huge government in every aspect of our lives. what happens is, you guys then don't have a lot of room to negotiate with me. >> reporter: the gop response to the president's visit, cautious optimism. >> it's unprecedented in my 26 years. it's a little bit like a first date. both are anticipative. they're expectant. they both have friends that didn't want them to do it. >> reporter: house republicans say their party has been mislabeled as the party of no. and they urge the president to consider their plans for deeper tax cuts and health care reform. the president promised to review those plans. >> all right, rachel. >>> for all the people that crashed c-spans serverers. >>> ron is here withhe rest of the news on afghanistan. >> good morning, everyone. four afghan soldiers have been killed in a clash between an afghan army unit and a joint afghan force, that both mistook the other for the enemy. they were conducting separ
>> "washington journal" takes your calls and e-mails live every morning starting at 7 a.m. eastern, here on c-span. >> "newsweek" is reporting exclusively that saturday morning president obama received a high-order briefing three days before christmas, about terrorists threats. the highest officials are a part of this. and talk about that this hour, and thought we would get your feelings on airport security, what have you noticed and changed in the days of the incident coming into detroit. if you have been to the airport, or know someone who has, call the numbers on your screen. your experience with airport security lately. there is this story in "the washington post", lawmakers knew of tsa pick era, and it's a follow-up of the nominee. lawmakers knew of tsa pick's error, the latest is that the democratic senators lobbied around tsa pick, and as new details emerged that key lawmakers knew that he had mischaracterized a personal incident in his testimony, washington supported rogers of his assessing confidence criminal records 20 years ago of his then estranged wife's boyfriend. as
of people in need. we'll cover that at the top of the newscast. with us in washington, d.c., pat buchanan, margaret carlson. in new york, mike barnicle. >> an interesting war heating up between one of america's largest and most powerful corporations and china. google is threatening to exit china. on the front page of "the wall street journal" and we'll talk a good bit about conan o'brien and jay leno. late night wars that heat up. >>> first, let's go to news, mika. and certainly have lots to talk about in haiti and beyond. >>> breaking news from haiti. because it is day break, revealing a picture of complete devastation this morning after haiti's capital was all but destroyed in the most powerful earthquake to hit the region in more than 200 years. the magnitude 7.0 quake was centered just ten miles from port-au-prince, an impoverished city of almost 2 million people. the extent of the damage and death toll is just coming to light. tens of thousands homeless and power and communication systems remain cut off. the exact number of victims is not clear. humanitarian workers are bracing for t
on the margins when it comes to jobs creation? >> look, the business cycle is more powerful than washington. washington likes to, or has the illusion they have some control over the economy in the near term. the electorate likes to share that illusion. it's just not true. this business cycle turning, as it was turning -- >> when you say "the business cycle," what are you talking about? like the weather cycle? >> no. look, we live in a free market economy. a capitalist economy. part and parcel of a capitalist economies are upswings and downswings in economic activity. it has nothing to do with stimulus package or bad policy or good policy. it's going to happen anyway. all right? there's been -- i think we've had for a couple of decades a relatively moderate business cycle, and a lot of patting ourselves on the back saying we did a good job. we may have just been lucky to a degree. >> chrystia, you look puzzled by that. >> i'm not puzzled, but i disagree. i think we are being, we are giving the government and not just the u.s. government, but global governments, far too little credit, and we
a special memorial mass at sacred heart catholic church in northwest washington. >> it was wonderful. i believe we all are very in sync with understanding there was a devastation in haiti, but that devastation and praying for the dead, we also have to pray for the living. >> reporter: hundreds of people with ties to haiti as well as politicians and residents from throughout the area were there to remember those lost in the earthquake more than one week ago. donald world, arch bishop of washington presided over the mass. >> the power of faith, power of prayer will be demonstrated today as it always is. we are so grateful to god to have this opportunity to be with our sisters and brothers in haiti through this mass, through this show of solidarity. >> reporter: workers will be tasked with finding the bodies of those buried in rubble as the ground shook, collapsing thousands of buildings. >> coming here was a duty in time of sore like that, it is good to allow everybody together. i felt good being here. >> reporter: last weekend prayers were offered during haitian services as people hoped
from the plains all the way to the potomac. washington, d.c. is dealing with 12 inches of snow today. it also has very cold temperatures. the highs are expected to be just around 30 degrees, if not less. increasing concern for d.c. and other areas about clean-up after the storm treating the black ice on the slippery roadways. the snow and ice is expected to linger until monday in memphis. the rough wintry weather was too much for this tree. the ice formed on the branches. that gave way and crashed on to a house. no one was jerd. >>> 10 to 14 inches of snow fell across virginia. dominion says they've restored power to all but a few hundred customers. good news because some really cold air is about to settle in. >>> carl parker joins me now from the weather channel in atlanta. >> good morning, alex. we've got a very chilly picture. this is the current snow cover across the country. about three-quarters of the country now seeing some snow on the ground. a lot of snow here in parts of the west. there's that stripe from the latest storm that occurred in the mid-south and eventually the so
is the oldest woman in washington, d.c. armando trull spent the afternoon with edie williams hoping to get some tips. >> i'll tell you what, god ain't no fool. >> feisty or not, edie is thought to be the oldest woman in washington, d.c. her birthday is next monday. >> how old are you going to be? >> oh, how old am i? 110. >> 110? >> yes. >> wow, you look good for 110. >> i do? thank you. >> and edie is still going strong. >> no operation, no bedridden, [ inaudible ] >> i cook -- >> at monday's party, her eight grandchildren, 21 great grandchildren, and seven great, great grandchildren. her long time care giver says the birthday girl is looking forward to it. >> every day we are laughing and laughing. >> the children come -- >> really? what are you going to dance? what's your favorite dance? >> oh, i like anything. i can dance. >> really? >> oh yeah. >> the former red cross nurse was born in tampa, but lived in the district for 56 years and says the secret to a long life is no secret at all. >> you, me, and anybody. look up. >> in northeast washington, armando trull, 9news
blaming the d.n.c. and the key democrats in washington for being late to the game and taking her race for granted. six week ago, she was up by 30 points. >> axelrod responded and said look, we did everything we were asked to do but her campaign sent out that particular memo and it showed that apparently they had been supplying the democrats with polling data from massachusetts since early december and it asked for money and stuff like that. it simply didn't come. also, somebody else they're blaming -- the underwear bomber because they are saying that -- some senior officials at the white house, aides, have said, you know, we were concentrating on fighting terrorism, all of us, at the time scott brown launched his first tv ads and that's, perhaps, why we were caught a little flatfooted. the underwear bomber. >> a lot of the blame will go a lot of ways today. maybe some people should look in the mirror. anyway, scott brown's victory changing the momentum on capitol hill. the win gives senate republicans one extra member on their side. caroline schively joins us from washington with that
brought together his family, the news4 family, washington sports world and others. it was a service at the national cathedral as a fitting good-bye. >> it was nice. it was a nice time. it's been a month since george michael passed away. his memory looms larger than life. a pioneer, a legend and mentor to many, including me, was remembered and honored at the national cathedral today. the crowd was chockful of hall of famers and friends. hundreds poured in to pay their respects and hear stories about george. some that have never been told and some that will never get old. it was everyone's day to remember the man we dubbed "the king." jim vance was perfect. joe gibbs, appropriate. george's daughter michelle, as touching a tribute as you'll ever hear. after, a pair of redskins' hall of famers told us what made him one of a kind. >> he could ask y the tough questions. he never felt like, to me, that he was trying to get me. he would say things to me like, you don't believe that, you know what i mean? i would get halfway mad and go, yes, i do. he had a great way of, i think, doing the to
in yellow and orange. now, right around the washington area, the rain is has dissipated at this moment. we've got a little bit of a break there in the district and inside the beltway. elsewhere, continuing to see rain showers and more rain will be moving through during the course of the morning hos i think until at least mid- morning, maybe late morning before most of this pushes out of here. advisories, now, there is a lot going on as far as advisories go and frankly, the computers i think are a little bit out of whack because of everything that is going on. simply put, we have a flood watch that is in effect, a flash flood watch in effect until 1:00 this afternoon. there is actually a coastal flood warning in effect until 6:00 this evening along the piedal potomac, portions of the chesapeake bay and the like. farther out to the west, that area in red, that is a flood warning that is in effect until a little bit later on this morning. and i mentioned the wind advisories. so a lot going on. right now, reagan national airport, mild start to the day. 60degrees, believe it or not. that is not
that. you are not seeing snowfall and indeed, in most of washington, d.c. right now, we are not seeing snowfall. let me take a look at hd radar. we'll show you what is going on out there. first of all, as we see the snow is really pushing off to the east as expected. in d.c., no snow. we are still seeing snow in waldorf, la plata, chesapeake beach, off to the east. annapolis, it is not snowing there. you might be getting a flurry or something like that that is not showing up on radar but the bulk of the snow has pushed off to the east. we'll show you some snowfall totals later on this hour. the highest totals we've seen have been up towards two inches and that is about it as expected. the storm system making its way eastward. now, lingering snow -- i wouldn't say lingering snow. it is still snowing in northern pennsylvania, upstate new york, places like that. new jersey, snow there so if you are traveling up to the northeast, you mayen counter some delays but for us, most of the snow pushing off to the east. there is another little band shaping up out to the west. as i said earlier, ca
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